Chinese drama with martial arts recommendations

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  1. Land of The Fallen

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    Can someone help recommend some Chinese dramas with martials arts. Like a xianxia one?
    Or maybe something with slot of special effects... Hmmm...
    But if there aren't, then a historical drama.
    So yeah, anyway, any recommendations?
     
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    Anyone remember the name of the puppet one someone showed here recently? Name it if so.
     
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    wuxia:
    Return of condor heroes(2006)
    Legend of condor heroes
    Heavenly sword and dragon sabre
    Sword stained with royal blood
    Tian Long Babu(2003)
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    The general and I (Chinese drama series)
     
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    Thunderbolt Fantasy?
     
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    I liked the crossing hero starrig wang jiro(it's modern day but starts out in ancient past) and of course the condor hero trilogy
     
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    Chinese Paladin
    Xuan-Yuan Sword
    Legend of Chusen
    The Journey of Flower
    The Legend of Mi Yue
     
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    Basically everything written by Jin Young, Legend of the Condor Heroes and etc.
    There is also Demigod, Semidevil. Pretty darn good too
     
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    Journey of flower, return of the condor heroes 2006, eternal love (ongoing), Chinese paladin series, ice fantasy, lan ling wang. Oh yes, seven of the sky..
     
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    General and I (new one, with a novel too)
    Perfect Couple
    Swordsman
    Nirvana in Fire
    Legend of the Condor Heroes (different versions)
    Lan Lin Wang
    Sound of the Desert
     
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    recently? puppet? i think you mean either thunderbolt fantasy, LLS, or clay lord. Propably the last, since i cant remember anything with puppets recently other than clar lord that has golems--basically puppets of another variety.
     
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    That one was good. Do you know if there´s anything similar?. I don´t care if it´s a movie but novels NO because I have read them ALL u.u
     
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    I recommend you start with the best and work backward. Also go from the more realistic historical -> to wuxia -> to xianxia. Note that most if not all Tv-Series have bad special effect, like really bad.

    Historical:
    Nirvana in Fire
    Empress of China
    Great Revival
    Prince of Lan Ling

    Wuxia:
    Condor Trilogy
    Demi-Gods & Semi-Demons
    Duke of Mount Deer

    Xianxia:
    Journey to the West
    Chinese Paladin
    Journey of Flower
    Swordsman (2013)

    Must see classic:
    New Adventure of Chor Lau Heung
    The Fearless Duo
    Rosy Business (not wuxia or xianxia, historical but focus on business drama)

    Special mention for:
    Qiao's Grand Courtyard --> This is an absolutely must see series.

     
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    Yeah, that's the one. Thanks
     
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    Swordsman (Xiao Ao Jiang Hu)
    is pretty good. The theme isn't fantasy enough (maybe?) to be called as Xianxia. Try the latest TV version. The character development is quite good. There are ups and down for each character. A lot of twist. Characters died and gone in the story easily except the MC (but I doubt if its because of the plot armor). The first time I know about it was when it made Movie starring Jet Li as the MC. The most phenomenal character was Dong Fang Bubai, there are alot of discussion about him/her XD. In another note, there is even Online game made base on this story "Swordsman Online".




    Legend of Zu
    Base on 'The Gods and Demons of Zu Mountain'. The series was popular in the old days that even the series remaked and made its Movie version. I haven't watch the latest TV version (2015-2016), The Movie and the old series was quite good IMO. Btw, the movie version (Zu warrior) was starring Ekin Cheng and Cecilia Cheung and made with LOT of 3DCG which feel unreal (fantasy like?)



    Wind & Cloud (TV) or Storm Warriors (Movie) and Storm Raiders (sequel Movie)
    If you like to see CG and epic battle, just watch the Movie. The TV version has too much drama and Romance stuff. Girls in highschool back in my old days were discussing it alot which I found that they weren't really care about the fight at all but its romance lol.



    The League of Gods (Movie 2016)
    I almost forgot the latest best goods. Watch this. I'm serious. A lot famous Chinese star inside. This base on 'Old' Chinese literature ( I forgot the name and obviously written before my Great Great Granpa even born). There was JPN manga adaptation titled 'Houshin Engi'.
     
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  17. Wujigege

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    Swordsman is not xianxia, none of Jin Yong's works fall under that category, its all wuxia. Xianxia is high fantasy, too unrealistic when compared to wuxia
     
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    Korean historical dramas are great too! Love them.
    You should watch them when you are free!